Ford Plans Rollout of 5 New Hybrids and Electrics in Europe by 2013

Ford Transit Connect EV2

In brief: Ford plans to not just aim for America with their electric and hybrid models, but is also planning to roll them out in Europe as well. Five of them by 2013, to be precise.

The word

Ford Transit Connect EV

Most automakers are marketing hybrids only in the U.S. and Japan, since their premium price point makes them unlikely to sell well against just as or more fuel efficient diesel engines in Europe.

Ford doesn't mind that and plans to market five models of battery electric and hybrid-electric vehicles in Europe by 2013.

Beginning next year, Ford will introduce five new hybrid and electrics in Europe starting with the Ford Transit Connect Electric (pictured), which will release in the U.S. later this year. After the Transit will be the Focus EV followed by three hybrids, likely lead by the Fusion Hybrid.

And so ...

If this works for Ford, you can bet that other automakers will follow.

Photo credits: Ford

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